Describe a businessman you admire IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a businessman you admire.

You should say
Who this person is?
How do you know this person?
What kind of business this person does?
Why do you admire this person?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answers and follow up questions to describe a businessman you admire IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:
Well, there are many successful businessmen, and I often read the biographies and watch biopics of such icons.

Who this person is? and How do you know this person?
I recently read an article about a famous south Indian businessman, Ramesh babu, and now he’s the one I admire the most. Actually, he had a very humble start. He lost his parents at an early age and couldn’t go to school.

What kind of business this person does?
For survival, he started giving haircuts to people at 2 rupees only. From an early age, he was quite intelligent and witty, so after saving money from this small venture, he purchased his first second-hand car and started a car rental business.

Along with his new business, he continued to give haircuts. Slowly and steadily, his business grew, and today he is a billionaire.

He has hundreds of cars in his fleet, including expensive cars like Maserati and Rolls-Royce, and it is hard to believe that he still gives a haircut for two rupees at his salon, which shows how humble he is.

Although he lives life king-size, he also donates a lot of money to help people in need. He has helped many people to set up their small businesses to earn their livelihood.

Why do you admire this person?
I admire this person because he contributes greatly to society, and he is a true legend. Now I regularly follow him on social media, especially Twitter, where he shares his innovative ideas and motivate youngsters to have their startups.

Conclusion:
I wish I, too become a successful businessman like Mr Ramesh babu.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • There are many successful businessmen in my country, such as Anil Ambani, Mukesh Ambani, Ratan Tata, etc.

Who is this person? and How do you know this person?

  • But here, I would like to talk about Mukesh Ambani.
  • He is in his late fifties and looks very handsome.

What kind of business this person does?

  • He has a degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • He joined his father in Reliance Industries in 1981, at the age of 24.
  • He has a great vision, and ever since he joined his company, he took it to new heights.
  • He set up India’s first private oil refinery at Jamnagar Gujarat.
  • This refinery can produce 33 million tonnes of oil per year.
  • He made it possible for India to compete at the global level.
  • He also owns the domestic cricket club of IPL known as the Mumbai Indians.
  • In 2012, he was ranked the richest man in India and the second richest in Asia.
  • He is the 19th richest man in the world.
  • He has a net worth of 21 billion dollars.
  • He lives in Mumbai.
  • His house has 27 stories and is worth 1 billion dollars.
  • He lives there with his wife, Nita Ambani, three children, and a staff of 600 people.

Why do you admire this person?

  •  He believes that businesses should constantly innovate; otherwise, they will stagnate and wither away.
  • He believes that the main purpose of businesses is to create jobs and wealth.
  • And, he has successfully done so by his various industries.
  • His achievements have made him known not only in India but across the globe.
  • In 2013, he was conferred ‘Entrepreneur of the Decade’ by the All India Management Association.

Conclusion:

  • So, I think Mukesh Ambani is a very successful businessman of India mainly because of the way he managed his assets in the petroleum industry.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a businessman you admire”.

1. What do you think should be the retirement age for men and women?
I think rather than based on genders, and the retirement age should be based on professions. In professions where physical fitness is crucial, the retirement age should be on the lower side, while the retirement age could be more in office jobs. In general, I think 60-65 years is the ideal retirement age.

2. What qualities do people need to run their own business?
I think the prime quality is financial management because ultimately, the success of any business depends upon whether it is profitable or not. Besides that, people need to have good leadership qualities, and they must be able to delegate responsibilities effectively. A lot of people who get anxious about delegating responsibilities are not able to grow.

3. What do you think are key factors the contribute to the success of a business?
I think many factors determine whether a business would be successful or not, and the importance of factors varies according to the type of business. For example, a successful restaurant needs a good location, good quality service, and tasty food more than anything else. In general, I would say if the business is providing a product that has a demand and only the particular company can provide it, it is going to be successful.

4. If you had the opportunity to open your own business, what would it be and why?
I am not very good with money management, so I think it would fail at running a business. However, if I had to start one, it would be a bakery. I love to bake, so it would be following a passion rather than running a business for me. And I have heard, if we are truly passionate about something, it is hard to fail.

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Describe a businessman you admire IELTS cue card

Describe a businessman you admire IELTS cue card

Introduction:
Well, there are many successful businessmen, and I often read the biographies and watch biopics of such icons.
Who this person is? and How do you know this person?
I recently read an article about a famous south Indian businessman, Ramesh babu, and now he’s the one I admire the most. Actually, he had a very humble start. He lost his parents at an early age and couldn’t go to school.
What kind of business this person does?
For survival, he started giving haircuts to people at 2 rupees only. From an early age, he was quite intelligent and witty, so after saving money from this small venture, he purchased his first second-hand car and started a car rental business.
Along with his new business, he continued to give haircuts. Slowly and steadily, his business grew, and today he is a billionaire.
He has hundreds of cars in his fleet, including expensive cars like Maserati and Rolls-Royce, and it is hard to believe that he still gives a haircut for two rupees at his salon, which shows how humble he is.
Although he lives life king-size, he also donates a lot of money to help people in need. He has helped many people to set up their small businesses to earn their livelihood.
Why do you admire this person?
I admire this person because he contributes greatly to society, and he is a true legend. Now I regularly follow him on social media, especially Twitter, where he shares his innovative ideas and motivate youngsters to have their startups.
Conclusion:
I wish I, too become a successful businessman like Mr Ramesh babu.